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the call. when is the texas governor going to answer it. >> scotland yard is the latest casualty many the uk hacking scandal. the country's two top police officials now quick. rebeckka brooks is outon bail and along with rupert murdoch they've all been called to testify tomorrow in parliament. and -- >> what are you doing here? >> thought i'd try out my sea legs. >> you ain't got no legs, lieutenant dan. >> you know him best as lieutenant dan from "forest gump." but the story doesn't stop there for gary sinise. how the role of a lifetime has inspired him to help our men and women in uniform. good day i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. can washington -- can wishing rather for a balanced budget make it happen? the house is voting tomorrow to cap spending and approve a balanced budget amendment. even though senate leaders say there is no chance of it passing. is this just a chance to let off some tea party steam? we me now georgia republican congressman john price member of the budget committee as well. congressman, great to see you. >> thank you so much. >> let's talk about this ca
that has seen enough of them already with the resignations of two of the top brass over at scotland yard. ezra. >> and speaking of scotland yard, how have they responded to the resignation of two senior officers in less than 24 hours. that is a high rate? >> well, the institution, itself, is reeling. you know, it just goes to show what the climate is like in this country right now that they would resign and resign so suddenly, and so quickly, one right after another. but the concerns right now are for the scotland yard's business and what it does not just? the folk hacking investigation, but larger issues like counterterrorism and the fact that next summer this city is hosting the london olympics and both of to officials have said that the distraction, they are concerned, over their position in the phone hacking position would get in the way of these larger pursuits arguably more important pursuits. >> and rebecca brooks who is testified tomorrow was arrested and released on bail yesterday and she is expected to stand in front of parliamentt tomorrow, and to my knowledge still is, but is
in the murdoch scandal. this time the number two man in scotland yard. one day after number one man went belly up. and easy to follow flow chart tonight of the tangled relationships between and among murdoch's people and the police and will ask, is it happening here in america as well? if you've never heard that michele bachmann referred to homosexuality at bondage, despair and enslavement, gay rights groups have and are making sure will you. tonight, anything you say, or certainly anything michele bachmann says, will be used against you in the court of public opinion. let me finish tonight with a great moment for america. even if defeat at the world cup. we start with the republicans as a protest party. david korn and an msnbc political analyst and pat buchanan, a political analyst as well for msnbc. i was watching you on "morning joe." working both ends ever the block. 12 hours after you began your day. never seen a republican democrat party, we have is a position, take it or leave it. we're not dealing at all with you. what do you think of the party platform now. >>> the republican party, the
" reporters used scotland yard police officials to ping people they were following or were interested in. that means they used actual cell phone towers to locate some of the celebrities or politicians that they wanted to follow. these are incredibly incriminating allegations that just go to show how wide the scope of this is, and how high up it goes within scotland yard and you mentioned today that the scotland yard investigators were in a hearing in parliament today facing tough questions from the members of parliament over their accusations that they turned a blind eye to what "news of the world" was doing and police officers were accepting payments of bits of information and on top of that you have prime minister gordon brown in an emotional interview with the bbc expressing his anger in the tactics of the newspapers owned by rupert murdoch were engaged in criminal activities and hired known criminals to get very personal information from him. >> and also, you have got -- this story is more incredible by the moment, but the former pop star and still is, stephanie, george michael went
this week as did the number one police officer in london, the chief of scotland yard. that is just one of the ways the whole rupert murdoch scandal is getting awkward for politics and its most high-profile politicians, same goes for david cameron, also the leader of the conservative party, and the man he picked to be his communications director was arrested earlier this month. today the conservative party admitted ties to another person arrested in the scandal, advised on political matters in the run-up to the general election by a man named neil wallis. wallis was also arrested last week. in terms of the scale of the criminal behavior at hand and how much the company brass knew about it, the lithe of people we know to have been paid off to keep the story from getting any bigger now includes 700,000 pounds paid to a soccer union boss. one of the conditions of the settlement -- of the payment was confidenciality. also sienna miller got 100,000 pounds and andy gray was paid 20,000 pounds after the people's phones were hacked into, which is illegal. is it plausible that the brass at ruper
's no longer a good day. >>> scotland yard has lost its two top cops to the uk hacking and police bribery scandal. police commissioner paul stevenson and john yates resigned after reports of scotland yard hiring neil wallace as a media consultant. wallace was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged no. of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally i did not and have no reason to do so. >> all eyes will be on parliament tomorrow when rupert murdoch and his son james get grilled by lawmakers. we're live in london. surely rupert murdoch will be asked about the cozy relationship between his news organization and police. >> there's no doubt that he's going to be asked about that and a lot more contessa. this story keeps rolling along. and changing it seems hour by hour. and all points now are pointing towards -- all roads are going towards obviously the murdoch family. that makes four high profile resignations. a few hours ago scotland yard's number two jamesuate resigned again under this rolling impression an
, feeling the heat over scotland yard's handling of the investigation. his assistant also resigned. stephanie gosk is following the latest developments from london for us. >> reporter: richard, in the last 24 hours, there have been two high-level resignations from scotland yard and colluding the police chief himself, sir paul stevenson, he has resigned because he hired in 2009 a former editor of "news of the world." his deputy, john yates, has resigned after he was informed that he would be suspended while an investigation into scotland yard's investigation of the scandal was being conducted. john yates is being criticized for in 2009 not continuing to pursue an investigation into the phone hacking. all of this comes while their department continues to make arrests. on sunday they arrested rebekah brooks, i high-level trusted executive of rupert murdoch. her lawyer today said that this arrest took her by surprise, that she is not -- that she says she is not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing and that they held her for nine hours yesterday without presenting her with formal allegatio
: london's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged scotland yard hired a former news much the world editor as media consultant. the same year investigators decided not to pursue the phone hacking case. neil wallace was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have heard suggestions we must are suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally, that i did not and had no reason to do so. >> reporter: even with the head of police preparing to step down, scotland yard continues to make arrests. today it was rebekah brooks, former head of rupert murdoch's newspaper arm in the uk who resigned herself on friday. it was just a week ago murdoch flew to london and stood by her side, all smiles. brooks had a rise at the krngs becoming editor of "news of the world" when she was only 32. neil sean worked for another murdoch paper "the sun" and now an nbc analyst. >> she rose to the top through sheer ambition, fantastic networking and an ability to do the job. >> reporter: in 2002 with brooks at the paper's helm that "news of
's police chief resigned under intense pressure after it emerged scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the same year investigators decided not to further pursue the phone-hacking case. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested last week in connection with the scandal. >> i have heard suggestions we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and had no reason to do so. >> reporter: even with the head of police preparing to step down, scotland yard continues to make arrests. rebekah brooks, former head of rupert murdoch's newspaper arm here in the uk who resigned herself on friday. it was just a week ago that murdoch flew to london and stood by her side, all smiles. brooks had a immediate otheric rise at the condition, becoming editor of "news of the world" when she was only 32. neil sean worked for another murdoch newspaper, "the sun". >> she rose to the top through sheer ambition, networking and an ability to do the job. >> reporter: in 2002 with brooks at t
of a top exec over the weekend, and now the head of scotland yard and his assistant are resigning. if you're keeping score so far, there have been three high-profile resignations, ten arrests and it is not over yet. jim maceda is live in london to bring us up to speed on this. jim, good morning. >> reporter: hi there, thomas. make that four high profile resignations. just a couple of hours ago scotland yard's number two, john yates, also resigned under increasing, extraordinary, really, pressure. that on the heels on his boss's resignation last night. commissioner paul stevenson, he was the head of scotland yard. he, if you will, fell on his sword and said that he could not in good conscience continue with all the challenges to keep the peace in great britain as he and specifically his relationship with the murdock media empire became such a focus of attention. he was calling it a major distraction, which could not go on. of course among those ten arrests you mentioned, the latest high profile arrest was rebekah brooks, the chief of the british media holdings. she said it came as a comple
to scotland yard officers by the news of the world. could that be construed as an illegal foreign payment under the foreign corrupt practices act. >> the way this is unfolding thus far nothing seems like it's beyond the realm of possibility. robert, let me follow up with you on something that michael raised. it's unproouch. it's a single allegation. everybody wants to know whether 9/11 victims were hacked. here's what the spokeswoman for news corp. told "the wall street journal" about the justice department's investigation, we have not seen any evidence to suggest there was any hacking of 9/11 victim phones nor has any corroborated clearly what are very serious allegations. the story arose when an unidentified person speculated to the daily mirror if that happened. that paper printed the anonymous speculation which has mushroomed into the broader media with no saintuation. that's true, but you think about the milly dowler case where the 13-year-old teenager has been murdered and her voice mail is hacked, one wonders if that will be proven. >> that's true. michael is right to say it comes
of scotland yard resigned yesterday. >> rebekah brooks was released on jail. >> rupert murdoch is said to face the scandal head-on tomorrow. >> now we move to david cameron. >> is cutting short a trip today to south africa. >> order. when are they going to do the decent thing and resign? >> congress now has 15 days to pass a bill to raise the debt ceiling before the united states government goes into a catastrophic default on august 2nd. today harry reid announced the senate will meet every day until the debt ceiling is raised. yesterday, david rogers of politico discovered and reported that house speaker john boehner and eric cantor held a secret meeting with barack obama at the white house. a republican leadership aide said "the lines of communication are being kept open, but there's nothing to report in terms of an agreement or progress." tomorrow the house republicans will hold a vote on the tea party's preferred solution to deficit reduction, the cut, cap, and balance bill, a bill that would slash spending and make raising taxes even more impossible than it seems to be now. the head of th
, and that company is involved with bribing foreign officials, that being detectives at scotland yard, it's a violation of that act. we most frequently see that act being prosecuted with companies opening up plants or supply lines in third world countries and the brother of a prince or son-in-law of a queen gets a contract, basically a bribe, something that's prosecuted here mostly with large corporations doing things like that, but the facts do fit for news corp., if they bribed people at scotland yard to prosecute them in the u.s. >> how serious is the violation of a foreign practices act, something the sort of thing that could have more problems for a company? >> could have more problems, people could go to jail depending on how high you can show there was authorization to violate the act, but the corporation could be put into a monitorship for a period of time as we've seen with wall street companies over the years. they could actually make the company -- have the company lose its charter if they wanted to, but i'd like to move away from the criminal for a second, our federal communic
with members of parliament questioning members of scotland yard. but why would they at the end? because murdoch has a business deal pending that is worth billions of dollars and eventually he wants the parliament's cooperation to buy bskyb. so it would jeopardize possibly his buying of that corporation. >> yes, indeed. and it seems that senior police officers wither in the pay of rupert murdoch, so it is possible that rupert murdoch not only seduced the politicians, but also the police? >> well, they were accuse of that today, and senior investigator tos at scotland yard, and they vigorously denied those charge, but they did open up the door on the possibility that police officers at a lower level were paid for news tips, and it does seem as if there is evidence out there that that was a common practice at least that is what is being alleged right now, it was a common practice of "news of the world" and perhaps other publications belonging to rupert murdoch, but investigators today vehemently denying that there was a conspiracy behind their investigation or the fact that their investigation did
december this does to david cameron and the british government, to have both the head of scotland yard, the number two at scotland yard, and the director for cameron himself all either resigned or arrested at this point? it seems like the political fallout in britain is still really continuing. >> i think it's all of the pieces that makes the story so darn interesting, tough to look away. the "wall street journal" today suggesting that people like you, people like me, are far too interested in and we are engaging by taking joy in the pain and misery of mr. murdoch and the people that work there. at the same time, if you looked at the front page of the "wall street journal," splash, big story, three more stories inside. you have an editorial saying you're ganging up on us. well, hey, your own paper, the biggest, most important business paper in the world, saw fit to publish four big hard-hitting stories about it. >> right after the chain saw line, which i thought was a great line, while being insulted by it i admired the insulter. in the same paragraph, you get, they want -- they, you a
that is to get the justice department to investigate. scotland yard is under investigation of several thousand names and phone numbers. i'm sure we could be talking to scotland yard and find out whether americans were part of that. >> politicians in the uk have been chastised to are their recent or i guess their past fears of rupert murdoch and not doing anything against the media baron in having so much control. do you think there would be more politicians having come forward to join you in the investigation or at least the intent of an investigation to find out what could be happening here? >> i would hope certainly those of us who represent the tristate area who lost so many citizens in new jersey, we lost about 00 citizens on that fateful day, so for us this is a question of great moment, this is a question of real concern. we have been working with these families over time. we have been seeking justice along the way, and so when bin laden was killed, there was a measurement of justice, but we've got to make sure that these families have their privacy and the sanctity of those moments for
the beginning, too. much of the investigation has focused on how cozy this relationship was between scotland yard -- >> do you guys want us to stick around? >> stevenson, the scotland yard chief who has resigned said he's embarrassed by the fact he hired neil wallace to be a media consultant. >> i should say in terms of news for american audience there were some very strong denials here by both from rupert and james murdoch that there was any evidence that 9/11 victims in the united states had their phones hacked. that's important because that's what the fbi is investigating. that is probably the most serious allegation relating to news corp. in the united states that's out there and they couldn't be more emphatic that they've seen no evidence of that and they have no evidence of that. now, again, they've made some pretty strong denials in the past. we'll have to wait and see this play out. but it is worth noting that on that front in familiar they were pretty emphatic. the other point and michelle referred to this is, you know, rupert murdoch was asked point-blank, do you intend to resign a
rating. >>> elsewhere, scotland yard said it's made a seventh arrest in connection with the phone hacking scandal surrounding the "news of the world" tabloid. there are calls here in the united states for investigation of reports that victims of the september 11th attacks also were targeted. new york congressman peter king, chairman of the house homeland security committee, is weighing in. >> i am asking the fbi to investigate it, to find out what the facts are. now, a lot has come out about hacking. we have reports that they were hacking into phones after 9/11 and to 9/11 victims. and since so much else has come out, i think it's important that this be investigated and tracked down. if it turns out not to be true, then that's great. on the other hand, there's too much out there right now for this not to be investigated. >> the controversy led newscorp, parent company of "news of the world" to pull its bid for british sky broadcasting yesterday, and now there are questions about the future of the media empire built by rupert murdoch. nbc's stephanie gosk has more. >> order! order! >> repo
. there was a bribery scandal. the head of scotland yard is going to resign. i think they are going to try to bring it to the united states. i don't know that anything has been done here. somebody might have hacked into the 9/11 folks. i don't think the wall street journal had anything to do with that. i don't know that any of that went on here and as of right now, it's still in london. a lot of folks want to bring it here. >> what is your opinion on that, ed? >> other than the potential hacking into the 9/11 victims, i'm not sure pat is wrong on this. he may be right. the one thing we don't want it to become, speaking as a democratic progressive. we don't want it to be a witch hunt on murdock. we don't need that. >> right. >> the story is bad enough on its own. >> andrea, let me invite you in on this. we are expecting testimony from murdock and his son tomorrow. that's going to be a circus-like scene. it's unclear who had connection to all of this. >> i think they all have connections. anyone who has lived or worked there knows. peter you spent a lot of time in london, you know the close connectio
at scotland yard, who were part of the original investigation into "news of the world" were themselves victims of hacking. the allegations raising new questions about their handling of the case, and whether or not they feared reprisals from the paper. those officers will appear at a hearing on that today. >>> and that's expected that the tabloid controversy is weighing heavily on shares of news corp. publisher of the sunday "times" and the now-shuttered "news of the world. "let's get all up in your business this morning. cnbc's lisa bojesen is live in london. >> you mentioned the pressure on news corp. shares we saw them closing lower by something like 7.5%. this morning continued pressure on b sky b shares with the stock down by as much as 5% early on. we saw late yesterday that murdoch made the bid, the potential bid that he's trying to push through for b sky b. a little more political, by putting it into the hands of the politicians here who in turn are putting it forward to a longer-term commission hearing that will take place or investigation taking place into whether or not the competiti
're seeing it happen in great britain. the idea that scotland yard and the prime minister and, you know, journalists at "news of the world" -- >> i feel like it's people whether you read the wiki leaks things or -- you go, of course, of course, and then some of the sex scanned always, of course he was sending a pictures of himself, or you see, of course, of course they're hacking. it's one of those things like where it's your worst fear, but it keeps getting confirmed. >> what it shows me is my how tame my own formr form of journalism is. i do think for murdoch, when you talk to folks like eliot spitzer, but there's a real threat to his fcc licenses, because bribing northeastern people if you're a u.s.-based company means you have vulnerability. >> if you're not familiar, which we're all kind of learning this away, america has the law called 9 foreign corrupt practices act, which means if you do business in america, and you exhibit corrupt behavior of some kind, paying bribes, in a foreign land, so let's say you're an oil company bribing somebody in russia to get access to an oil field,
and the role of the media in government. rupert's son, and the british publishing executives and scotland yard top cop all in the dragnet drilled by british lawmakers on allegation of hacking, spying and bribing, oh, yes, all the way up to 10 downing street, the british version of pennsylvania avenue. amazing show for you. i'm dylan ratigan. house is minority whip steny hoyer along talking debt. and
of 2002, senior police officers at scotland yard met the now-chief executive of news international and informed her of serious action, and the new investigation will no doubt uncover why no action was taken within news international. news international and every other responsible paper should be not to publish on page 25 or 27, but on page one, apologies to all individuals. >> then, here in the united states, california senator barbara boxer and west virginia senator jay rockefeller called on eric holder and the squurt and exchange commissions to see if news corp. violated u.s. law ins bribing police officials to gain access to private telephone information and records. part of their letter reads "the reported allegations against news corporation are very serious, indicating a pattern of illegal activity and involve thousands of potential victims. it's important to ensure no united states laws were broken and no united states citizens were victimized." also letters urging holder to conduct an investigation and now new york congressman peter king is calling for an fbi investigation
been four high-profile res ignations so far, the two top scotland yard officials, and there is no wrongdoing they say, but they were stepping down because they are too much of a distraction because of the media frenzy to do their job, and the ten arrests, and you mentioned rebecca brook, and all of this is leading to tomorrow. and we have to be careful, because it may be an anti-climax tomorrow with the tremendous amount of attention turning to this meeting, but i'm not so sure how much hard core information or information in general and any kind of spectacle this will make. this could be very have very low key certainly on the part of rupert murdoch who doesn't like, we understand, these types of meetings and he does not like this type of spotlight on him. back the you, tamron. >> all right. jim, i understand that we have news sound from the prime minister david cameron who cut short his trip in africa today and returning back for the testimony. let's pr ee's play what he has . >> what the government wants to do is what the whole country has to do which is to mak
tweeting on this issue. he is being called in to scotland yard as part of their investigation to answer some questions. that's because he said that rebecca brooks, he said this in a tweet, rebecca brooks told him almost all the information that appeared in the tabloid was given to them by the police. he went on in a later tweet and talked about the fact that most likely the police are getting quite a bit of money for coming up with these tips. the investigation continues and is widening. in an effort to do something that is exhaustive this time they are checking every angle. george michael falls into that category. >> how are the people of london reacting to this as they see this paper and the details how it was run start to unravel? >> reporter: well, unfortunately, doesn't come as a big surprise for a lot of people here. there is a lot of mistrust. one towards politicians in this country and two towards the media. this for a lot of people just represents what they've known all along, there have been dubious practices. i don't think people here understood the extent to which reporters
kind of things happened here that happened over there. scotland yard made its ninth arrest in a widening scandal over in britain. how far will this go? joining us, u.s. senator barbara boxer from california. do you think the fbi should investigate the newscorp and rupert murdoch? >> absolutely and senator jay rockefeller, chairman of the committee of which i am a senior member, he joined me and we asked for an investigation by the department of justice and the security and exchange commission. listen, chris, there are two laws that really may be implicated here, that may have been broken here. one is the foreign corrupt practices act that passed in the '70s. one is the so-called wiretap act. and american corporations can't break american laws, and rupert murdoch, according to reports, became an american citizen. his corporation is american, because he wanted to be able to own tv stations. well, the fact is, you have to abide by american law. >> let me ask you, do you believe in he bribed foreign officials? isn't that what we're talking about? his corporation? >> well, it's
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in scotland yard. one day after number one man went belly up. and easy to follow flow chart tonight of the tangled relationships between and among murdoch's people and the police and will ask, is it happening here in america as well? >> i think it's all of the pieces that makes the story so darn interesting, tough to look away. wall street journal today suggesting people like you, people like me were far too interested in this and we're engaging by taking joy in the pain and misery of mr. murdoch and the people that work there. at the same time, if you looked at the front page of the wall street journal, splash, big story, three more stories inside. you have an editorial you're ganging up on us, but your own paper, biggest, most important business paper in the world sought it fit to publish four hard-hitting stories about it. >> right after the chain saw line, while being insulted by it i admired the insulter. they want -- they, they want their read toers believe based on no evidence that the to be loid excesses of one publications tarnished thousands of news corp. journalists acros
today that a second former "news of the world" employee was employed by scotland yard. while the editor of the irish edition of "news of the world," alex morinchuck, was also employed by police as a ukrainian language interpreter with access to highly sensitive police information between 1980 and 2000. yesterday, it was revealed that former "news of the world" executive neil wallis worked as a public relations adviser to the police department. that news forced britain's top cop, sir paul stephenson, to announce his resignation as police commissioner. former news international ceo rebekah brooks made more news today when detectives found a computer, paperwork, and a phone in a trash bin near her home. her husband claims a cleaner must have mistaken it for trash and put it in the bin. rebekah brooks was arrested and questioned for nine hours sunday, but no charges have been filed as of yet. brooks, who resigned from her post friday, is also scheduled to testify with murdoch and his son james before parliament. and in a bizarre and cinematic twist, scandal whistle blower sean horror was fo
of information that was extremely useful to scotland yard and in return mr. philbeck received information from the police computer -- >> well, i don't know about that, and most journalists who work as a crime editor or a crime correspondents have a working relationship with that their particular police force. >> when our report was published in early 2010, was when you were chief executive of "news international" and there was certain things where obviously we, a reporter we have found that the evidence from the people of "news international" was wholly unsatisfactory and the amnesia and inconceivable that clyde was a rogue reporter as have been passed on to us, and that we referred to the neville e-mail in there, and awe -- all of that kind of stuff, and when you were chief executive of "news international" at the time that the report was published, did you read the report? >> yes, i did. i'm not saying i read every single word of it, but i read a large majority of it and i particularly read the criticisms addressed to the company, and i can only hope that from the evidence that you have hear
of bskyb and in terms of "the sunday times" or scotland yard that these are going to go. how far can you cut off a disease before you kill the patients. >> let's talk about doughnuts. dunkin' donuts thought to make a big move. >> there's one dunkin' donuts for about every 10,000 people in america. >> seems like one. >> there is one in every corner. they are planning to go public. this could add some of those animal spirits back into the marketplace. this doesn't only include donuts, my friend. it includes ice cream, as well. baskin-robins is part of this. for franchisees going public is hard. you have all of that scrutiny. we are concerned about jobs there. we are concerned about where it's going to price. i lost you at donuts, i think. >> i went to dunkin' donuts university one time. here is the lesson out of that. they're learning to make the donuts. don't go on the first couple of weeks. it takes a while to learn to make the donuts. note to self in case you should go. nicole lapin, thank you so much. >>> moments ago we heard from house speaker boehner. he said that the president talks
's coming in. we've got the picture, we make $1 million on the newspaper. >> the top two at scotland yard are now out. this is going to lop don this week -- london this weekend to look at the olympics. in one year from now, the world is coming there and scotland yard is in tatters. >> a lot to go. >> thanks, guys. >>> coming up, somalia is becoming the next target on the war on terror. the investigative reporter for the nation, jeremy skayhill. and chief white house correspondent chuck todd. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. my contacts are so annoying. i can't wait to take 'em out. [ male announcer ] know the feeling? try acuvue® oasys brand contact lenses with hydraclear® plus for exceptional comfort. it feels like it disappeared on my eye! [ male announcer ] discover why it's the brand eye doctors trust most for comfort. acuvue® oasys brand. [ male announcer ] get ready for the left lane. the volkswagen autobahn for all event is back. right now, get a great deal on new volkswagen models, including the cc. and every volkswagen includes scheduled carefree maintenance.
. and the issue there is were these bribes paid to scotland yard officers by the "news of the world," could that be construed as an illegal foreign payment under the foreign corrupt practices act. >> frankly, the way this is unfolding thus far, nothing seems like it's beyond the realm of possibility. robert, let me follow up with you. it's unproven, a single allegation. everyone wants to know whether 9/11 victims were hacked. here is what the spokeswoman for news corporation told the "wall street journal" about the justice department investigation. we have not seen any evidence to suggest there was any hacking of 9/11 victim phones nor has anybody kron rated what are clearly very serious allegations. the story arose when an unidentified person speculated to the daily mirror about whether that happened. that paper printed the anonymous speculation which mushroomed into broader media with no substantiati substantiation. you think about that millie dowler case where the 13-year-old teenager has been murdered and her voice mail has been hacked, one wonders if that will be proven. >> that's abso
, they have never done it before or since. if you don't think scotland yard and people answering these questions know something else about this story, i would be real surprised. >> mike papantonio, good to have you with us. thanks so much. >> thank you. >>> a chicken hawk republican uses dead american heros to prove a stupid point about the economy. he'll get the special place in the zone next. >>> and this is the scene in green bay, wisconsin, where democrat state senator dave hansen won his recall election, a major victory for the democrats and workers rights in the state of wisconsin. the state senator will join me live. stay with us. he'll get the special place in stay with us. >>> that was the crowd greeting governor scott walker at a new welcome center in wisconsin. his union busting agenda has a lot of folks in the badger state fired up. tonight, they voted against the republicans' attempt to recall state senator dave hansen. he'll join me live from green bay, wisconsin momentarily. stay with us. g as a video game. i need to reach peter, who's falling behind. and push jane
paid to scotland yard officers by "news of the world" a violation of federal anti-bribery law. so, there's -- there's multiple fronts on which this is escalating for news corp., on top of the reports today that james murdoch may have to go back before parliament. >> and, mike, is any of this touching the media properties in the united states yet of the rupert murdoch empire, or is all this still stemming from the actions done with the uk media properties? >> well, certainly the computer hacking is an allegation involving a news corp. subsidiary in the united states, so that's the jurisdictional hook there. there's a problem there because it took place seven years ago, outside the statute of limitations, but if there is a pattern of conduct that could be established here, that would be the basis by which the feds could bring charges. but, you know, it's early yet. we got to be cautious. >> all right, mike isikoff, our national investigative correspondent, mike, thanks very much. >> thank you. >>> all right, once every decade, i've been promising you this for days, states redraw the
, there's an interesting tug of war going on at this point. here you have scotland yard and the government essentially saying, well, we were misled by news international executives. what you saw yesterday, which was pretty amazing, is you had rupert murdoch and his son james saying actually we were misled. the police report said there was no widespread phone hacking going on at our papers and we had no reason not to believe them. so there's definitely, you know, a little bit of trying to shift responsibility around on all parties. >> all right, so felix, rupert murdoch's wife literally sprang to the forefront when she protected rupert, her husband, from this pie attacker. what do we know about her and did her fierce defense of murdoch help him in this pr war as well as help her and raise her stock in the murdoch family. >> i think that was probably the best thing that happened for them in weeks is that, you know, wendi looked like she was fiercely protecting her husband, made them look like, you know, they were sort of being unfairly attacked. and i think, you know, it's a fascinating fami
. the firestorm has also swept through scotland yard where two top police officials have had to resign. jim maceda is live in london, jim, set the stage. >> reporter: hi, chuck. well, you're right. all eyes are now on a very small room, very small room, maybe for 40 or 50, behind me in the building there, parliament building. there are overflow rooms. lots of tv sets. this is must-see tv for the brits today, and i would suspect elsewhere as one british politician said yesterday, these are the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire, and the phone hacking scandal, of course, with it. who will be appearing any minute now. to give you a taste of how electric the atmosphere here has been, just a little while -- about an hour ago, rupert murdoch arrived in a vehicle outside of parliament mobbed by dozens, perhaps hundreds of cameramen and photographers to the point where he couldn't get out of his car. he drove up a eventually came in through a back entrance. now, the murdochs and rebekah brooks will be grilled by ten members of something that doesn't sound very threatening called the select commi
-ranking officers of scotland yard part of the original investigation in to news of the world were themselves victims of hacking. the allegations raising new questions about their handling of the case and they feared reprisals from the paper. the officers will appear at a hearing on that today. >>> wow. so have we heard -- have we heard any response from murdock's people? about these are overblown, they're not true? because you know what, again we've seen before where things are swept up. >> absolutely. especially in london. >> it's a storm, the london tabloids. and you sit there and go, i wonder if this is much to do about nothing down the road. but for the fact that i'm not really hearing a response from news corp. they're usually the most aggressive pitbulls. i mean, i always -- you look at their pr staff, they're remarkable. you sit there in wonderment. but they're completely silent. i'm thinking, wow, where there's smoke, there might be a lot of fire. >> they responded this morning to great britain. they responded by obviously the closure of the -- >> yeah, obviously. >> they responded.
people have been arrested but it may not end there. scotland yard believes the investigation will continue to grow and along with it the pressure on rupert murdoch's media empire. >> that was stephanie gosk. >> the real story there and willie touched on it, hugh grant has looked the same for 20 years. before knotting hill -- >> doesn't get work done. >> there was -- he did "about a boy", i like that one but he got old there then he got young again. i don't know how that happens. he's looking good. isn't that the story, the best analysis you've heard this morning. >> i would like to follow up with simon. >> you know who else hasn't aged? >> who? >> i remember watching him and it was in '63, the beatles still a year away but simon hobbs known as the ed sullivan of great britain, he hasn't aged a year. >> it's extraordinary, it's in the british genes. good morning. you know the germans have a word, it's called -- >> what are you upset about today? >> the germans have a word it's taking place here at other people's misfortune. in business terms, you know, you cut through really w
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